We are changing how we deliver our emergency alerts and community alerts. All emergency alerts, including road closures, will now come from the ALERT King County emergency notification system. All our community alerts, such as Council meeting agendas, project updates, and neighborhood news will come from our website’s e-notification system.
What does this mean for you?
Hopefully, not much. If you are currently signed up to receive alerts through ALERT Shoreline, you will not need to do anything. Your information will be transferred to the new communication systems. You will continue to receive alerts as before. If you have not signed up to receive alerts through ALERT Shoreline, you will be able to sign up to receive emergency alerts through ALERT King County and community alerts through our website.
Why are we making the switch?
King County is offering cities in King County the opportunity to piggyback onto their emergency communications system operated by Code Red for free. By making the switch, we will be able to save $18,000 a year. In addition, by piggybacking onto King County’s system, King County Emergency Management will be able to send out emergency notifications on our behalf if Shoreline staff are unable to do so. Also, King County Sheriff’s Department currently uses Code Red to send out alerts. Since we contract with the Sheriff’s department for police services, King County dispatchers will now be able to send out alerts on behalf of Shoreline Police, freeing our police to address the situation at hand and not have to worry about sending out their own alert.
Sign up for ALERT King County
Go to ALERT King County to sign up for emergency alerts.